We are over the moon with our daughters progress since starting her after school classes with Janet. Her confidence as grown and she absolutely loved the classes and as improved so much in school. Janet is a superb tutor and we can't recommend enough. Janet, thank you for all you did with Anaya
My daughters have had tutoring since 2018 from Target Tutoring where they have progressed over the years with excellent tutoring and guidance from Janet. Term by term, I have seen my daughters achieve great results from Janet's teaching methods and also her attention to detail has played an important role in their progression. This is evident from Janet providing detailed scheduled reports that have always been clear and spot on.
Clearly, Janet has been able to identify my childrens' weaknesses and has been able to tackle these issues inline with the schools' curriculum. Also, from the feedback from my daughters, I have seen them being more and more open to Janet's structured teaching techniques over the years, earning the trust of my daughters that has seen an incredible improvement in their attitude, both having the confidence to be able to speak out and enjoy their previous Junior School group discussions.
Finally seeing my daughter perform exceptionally well in passing her 11+ examination, was a great effort achievement that I have no doubt Janet must take some credit for. Eventually, they progressed into High School where Janet has provided support to allow them to settle comfortably in their first term. It has been an exceptional journey watching my daughter's progress so much under the influence of Janet's Target Tutoring. Many Thanks!
My daughter gained so much from this, she learned to enjoy writing again and her confidence grew hugely with maths. Janet also helped us as parents when choosing a new school for our daughter. I would recommend Target tutoring and would not hesitate to return in the future.
My wife and I engaged Janet's Target Tutoring services for our daughter commencing from January 2020. The primary aim was to prepare her for entrance exams for 3 independent schools to be taken in January 2021 but also to supplement her ongoing Year 5 education as well.
My daughter enjoyed the sessions immensely and these have helped her both develop her academic abilities across the board and grow in confidence as a result. Janet works very well in creating a team environment in her tutoring, as my daughter felt supported throughout her sessions. We also found Janet to be excellent at communicating throughout the disruption wrought by the pandemic, keeping us updated and also working with children, when she was able to, to the safest possible environment. Outside of these periods of disruption, Janet was adept at concentrating on key areas given sessions were lost to lockdown and also having a regular dialogue (being very responsive on email) as to the aims and objectives of sessions.
My daughter found the expert guidance on entrance exam preparation to be especially valuable, particularly with regards to number codes and English comprehension, which feature very strongly in most entrance exams and can often prove challenging to children My daughter's ability to solve number code puzzles logically and quickly is truly impressive.
In terms of Janet's tutoring, the proof is in the pudding, as they say: my daughter received offers from all 3 schools and commences her secondary education at her first choice school in September 2021. As you would expect, my family cannot recommend Janet highly enough.
Janet is a wonderful and warm tutor, Janet had helped my son twice, first when he was struggling with english in year 5/6 and then when he was sitting an entrance exam for his secondary school.
Janet helped him prepare for the exam and went through all that would be expected of him when the time came.
Janet tutored both of our sons for entrance exam preparation. We didn't hesitate to go back to Janet with our second son as the first had such a great experience. They are both very different learners and personalities - Janet was able to quickly identify their needs and motivate them in the 1:1 sessions- their progress and confidence boost was amazing. Sending them to Janet, an expert tutor, definitely made all the difference.
Janet has helped support both our children, who are very different in terms of personality and need. She took special care to identify their own specific requirements and remained open and flexible as things progressed.
She is a warm and experienced person who has gone above and beyond, even after we stopped using her services, in supporting not only the children, but us as parents. She understands what kind of ‘learner’ your child is and endeavours to work with them to gain the best outcome for them.
We really value Janet’s objective, understanding guidance through the sometimes demanding transition from primary to secondary school, and always feel that if we ever needed another opinion we could ask for her input.
We highly recommend Target Tutoring.
As a well-qualified, intelligent teacher, with considerable experience both at 'chalk-face' classroom and senior management levels, spanning primary and secondary phases, Janet Atkinson exudes warmth, friendliness and approachability. She listens attentively to parental and pupil comments about learning issues and responds with appropriate, engaging and meticulously planned individual programmes to address the concerns and needs. Success is always a team effort with plenty of scope for adaptation and further discussion during the learning process. Overall, results are impressive with high levels of both parental and pupil satisfaction fully justifying the strong recommendations I have given about using her comprehensive range of educational services.
Mr T G Pipe - Headmaster of school for pupils aged 2-16